About me

From fuelling fitness for sports performance to healthy eating and fat loss, Penny Hunking has written, researched and talked to consumers and professionals about virtually every aspect of diet, weight management and exercise. Penny not only sees private clients but works extensively with the workplace and health, sport, fitness and leisure organisations providing them with innovative solutions to their corporate and national nutrition projects. Her client list is a ‘Who's Who’ of blue chip companies and major food producers.

Freelance work includes:

> Writing of articles and papers for Health Care and Scientific journals
> Consumer articles & editorials for newspapers & magazines
> Development of both Healthcare Professional & consumer resources, leaflets &  newsletters
> Communication to the scientific community and key opinion leaders - face-to-face briefings, written materials or via digital campaigns
> Content for websites and company literature
> Ask the Expert responses for print or digital media
> Editing & peer review

Penny regularly contributes to national newspapers, magazines and health professional publications and has written or contributed to ten books on all aspects of food, fat loss, fitness and special diets in a career spanning some 30 years. Penny is a Registered Dietitian, a member of the British Dietetic Association, the Nutrition Society, Nutritionists in Industry, and SENSE. But life is not all hard work - she is passionate about scuba diving, protection of the environment (including food security and food sustainability), cookery, travel and eating out.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Dietitian (RD)

Registered Nutritionist (RNutr, (Public Health))

Sports Nutritionist

Over 30 years experience working private and commercial clients; mainly with food industry, corporate health and wellness and elite sport

PR & Communications
Journalist - consumer and health professional press

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


From £40.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

As COVID-19 continues to impact on the NHS and wider society, my primary concern is, as always, the health and safety of the patients I serve. All consultations are done by virtual consultation.
Just like a face to face consultation, a detailed dietary assessment and medical history are taken. I will then discuss potential dietary options and work with you to produce an individually tailored dietary approach to help you address your symptoms and concerns.
You will receive any relevant supporting information and a written consultation summary, if needed, after the session. These will be sent electronically or by post if you prefer.
For a video consultation, the call is GDPR compliant.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Any day, including weekends, by arrangement

Further information

Actively seeks work on an International basis

Sports Nutrition


Type of session

In person
Home visits